Thursday, April 1, 2010

My First Trail Run

(If you look closely, you can see me and running buddy Christina to the right. I'm wearing a blue jacket, and she is to the left of me wearing a black shirt.)

This was the Shamrock 5K in the parish park, and poor Rindums didn't get to run due to work. She did get to come to Starbucks with us (Hello, delicious cherry mocha). I think she was glad afterwards that work came first. After I told her about El Chupenerabe (don't ask), the super huge wall of a hill after the one mile mark. After I told her about the five mud puddles (I had to undress on the mat in front of the door inside). After I told her about jumping two creeks.


(I look like I'm not running fast, but I was, promise!! LOL.)

I found out I LOVE trail runs. I always loved to hike through the woods as a kid, and this was just a faster version of that. I finished at 35:40, which was over what I wanted to finish at (35 mins), but I know I pushed myself as hard as I could. And that made it totally worth it.

Oh, and for funsies? Last night I swam 400m, biked 12 miles, and ran a mile. You'd THINK I wouldn't have had trouble sleeping. You would be wrong.

Dang stinking Coke Zero at 3 p.m.....

Happy Easter to all!!!!


Mari said...

Happy Easter to you and Superman too! Congrats on the run!

Brooke said...

Happy Easter! :)

Was it harder than a regular 5K, or just different?

misti said...

good action shots! i would be afraid i'd trip over a pine cone or know how graceful i am. hehe looks fun though!! i love being outside!

CR said...

Looks like you had a good time!

Beth@playinwiththepaulsens! said...

you are a stinkin inspiration!

SusanD said...

That trail run looks fun, but treacherous on footing. Easter Blessings, SusanD

Tracy said...

Happy Easter to you!

Love the pictures. It is good to see you in action. I love trails, also. There is so much to take your attention off of the run. It sounds like you did great.


Anonymous said...

I can't believe you have taken to running so well. How awesome.
Bet you are really getting into shape too.

Happy Easter my bloggy friend.

Rach@In His Hands said...

Go girlfiend!! I've never done a trail before...maybe I should add it to my list!

septembermom said...

I love the smile on your face in the last picture. That's great :)